David Chapman is a Senior Lecturer in the Communication and Systems Department of the Open University. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Having previously worked as a design engineer on optical fibre communication systems with Plessey Telecommunications, he joined the Open University in 1986 and has contributed material on telecommunications and ICT to a wide range of courses. He was Director of the ICT Programme Committee from 2003 to 2006 and Head of the ICT Department from 2006 to 2007 (when a reorganisation saw the end of the department).
David is married with two sons, is a season-ticket holder for the MK Dons and attends the Church of Christ the Cornerstone. He is a fan of the slow movement and uses a bicycle to get to work even when it's raining.
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Twitter @dachapmanT325 Technologies for Digital Media, a member of the course team presenting T324 Keeping Ahead in Information and Communication Technologies chairing the final presentation of T837: Systems Engineering.
Other courses that he has contributed to in recent years include:
David's original field of research - and the topic of his PhD thesis - was optical fibre communication, whereas in recent years he has been developing interests in the nature of information. He also has a long-standing interest in the role of ICTs in development.
He is a member of the Society and Information Research Group.
He is co-editor (with Magnus Ramage and Chris Bissell) of Kybernetes: The international journal of cybernetics, systems and management sciences.
Recent posts on the intropy blog: